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Nintendo's contrarian streak saved us from a monstrous Pikachu

Pikachu now stands as the world's most famous electric rat, but had Nintendo been more inclined to accept outside advice, the little yellow cash cow may have been less "cuddly" and more "hideously terrifying." During the initial development of Pokemon, the company was repeatedly warned away from...

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Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi passes at 85

Former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi, credited for turning Nintendo from a playing card company into... well, Nintendo, has died at the age of 85. Yamauchi was president of the company from 1949 until 2002, holding an executive advisory role until his passing. Yamauchi was responsible for...

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Hiroshi Yamauchi rolling in gold coins

After coming third last year, former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi is now the richest man in Japan, according to Forbes. Current estimates place Yamauchi's net worth at $7.8 billion, a figure that would see the 80-year-old place 40th in the equivalent U.S. list, and 149th in the world. You...

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Hiroshi Yamauchi is the richest man in Japan

Forbes has released their list of the 40 richest people in Japan, and a familiar name is at the top: Nintendo's former president (and current guy who receives a lot of money), Hiroshi Yamauchi. Yamauchi still owns a bunch of stock in Nintendo (the company founded by his great grandfather), and also...

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